MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people have been charged in connection with a shooting in Minneapolis that left six people injured.
Rico King, 21, is charged with five counts of second degree assault and one felony riot count, while Georgina Kellum, 35, is charged with aiding an offender.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
The shooting happened Wednesday night near the Little Earth of United Tribes community. Multiple people, including a 46-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, were shot. All of the victims were hospitalized. According to the criminal complaint, two of the victims are still in critical condition.
The complaint states officers responded to Little Earth around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, where they found “a chaotic scene of over 50 people,” including the six injured.
Police identified three assailants using surveillance video; King, a 14-year-old and an unidentified third person.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
“What’s a 14-year-old doing with a handgun shooting people up?” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said at a press conference Friday afternoon. “Society’s got to do more about removing handguns off the streets.”
King and the teenager are seen firing their weapons on video, but the third gunman was unable to get his gun out from under his clothing, according to the complaint.
Kellum recovered the 14-year-old’s gun after the shooting. Authorities found the gun on her while booking her into jail. Prior to her booking, she told investigators she did not have a gun or know about one.
King and Kellum are both in custody and scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.
Freeman said authorities are unsure whether the shooting is related to previous shootings at Little Earth. Last month, 19-year-old Alexander Lagarde was fatally shot at the housing complex.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
“We care about the folks at Little Earth, we’re working hard with you to make your place a safe place to live,” Freeman said. “We’re not going to let somebody who allegedly shot up the place control the place. We’re there for them.”